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#16 Orange Battery

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 23:49

To me its just a new theme if its based on something else.


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Posted 18 February 2011 - 23:58

People are supposed to pay for this ****?

#18 .Neo

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 12:32

There's such blatant evidence of copying that it's not even correct to say "inspired". Look at the Dock and the Launchpad of apps in the video, or look at the icons for the Address Book and Midori browser on their website. Don't let your anti-Apple sentiments cloud your vision.

Exactly.

#19 Vice

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 12:37

^ that's because Mint 10 uses the elementary theme.

And I disagree about Gnome 3/distros and Mac. Sure, some elements are clearly inspired by Mac/Win, but what's wrong with that?


So which is it, you disagree or you agree and there is nothing wrong with it. You can't have it both ways, pick a position and stick to it.

To me if they are going to spin off Ubuntu to make their own operating system then forget it. They should have just stuck to making it a theme.

We need developers to work together towards common goals. Strength in unity. Instead every single month/week a new distro pops up that simply takes the source of a more popular distro adds a few features (which could have been applications / themes for the more popular OS) and package it as a whole new operating system.

Meanwhile consumers who try to use these offshoots get very little support if any at all. It takes a lot of work to do an operating system and just because the source is available doesn't mean you should fork it.

Son, I am disappoint.

#20 Julius Caro

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 12:54

I rather have a 1:1 copy of OS X interface than put up with Gnome usual messy themes.

#21 .Neo

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 12:56

(...) but some things just evolve on their own and it's pointless arguing about it. (...)

Funny you should say that btw, because for some reason these things in the Linux landscape have a tendency to "evolve on their own" only after Apple introduced it to the public.

#22 MatiasRaudzus

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 13:03

I wonder if they'll ever consider making a KDE-based DE.

#23 bjoswald

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 00:37

I wonder if they'll ever consider making a KDE-based DE.


KDE is too glossy to be a Mac clone. If anything, they'll rip off Windows 7 since a lot of the wanna-be Aero work is already there. If you're going
to copy someone else's design, might as well make it easy on yourself!

I kid, I kid.

I don't know what the Elementary team could do with KDE, but I hope they decide to try anyway. I'm getting sick of the only decent theme being
Air/Oxygen (the default!).

#24 9³³9

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 22:56

_http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFwHTcSZjAk
the iconset changing via upper menu click. who did that 1st?

other than that, the oversize icons distributed on centered grid reminds me of win3.11

obsnark
but that bgrd music... one of the instruments sounds like a guitar.
And, i'm getting tired of everyone using the ionian mode.
Can't somebody be more original?

#25 mindscape

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 02:27

For some reason, this video just screams "Hipster OS" at me.

#26 OP Syanide

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 02:57

^ hahaha

#27 Growled

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 04:19

KDE is too glossy to be a Mac clone. If anything, they'll rip off Windows 7 since a lot of the wanna-be Aero work is already there. If you're going
to copy someone else's design, might as well make it easy on yourself!

I kid, I kid.

It was rumored that Windows 7 was a rip off of KDE.

As for the distro, I will pass. It is not something I would pay for.

#28 Ayepecks

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 04:37

So it's an OS X ripoff? Yeah, I'll stick to the real thing.

#29 +warwagon

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 04:43

Oh god, not another distro. Please god think of the children!!!

#30 bjoswald

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 06:02

To me its just a new theme if its based on something else.


You just summed up the vast majority of Linux distributions. Kudos!